Texas Caviar
Nope, not even a hint of caviar in this. This dish makes an appearance at most summer barbecues in Texas. The dressing doesn’t contain any mayonnaise, which makes it safer for picnics and barbecues where it might be sitting out for hours in the heat. The fresh vegetables lend a nice contrast to the creamy peas, and the tangy vinaigrette finishes it all off rather well.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 2cups Water
  • 1cup dried blackeyed peas
  • 1/2cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3tbsp apple cider vinegaror a combination of apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 2tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp ancho chile powderoptional
  • 1cup diced yellow onions
  • 2 roma tomatoeschopped, plum
  • 1/2cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1tbsp minced jalapeño
  1. In the Instant Pot, combine the water and black-eyed peas.
  2. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK and set pot at HIGH pressure for 10 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed until the pressure has released. Drain any excess water. Allow the peas to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, cumin, lemon juice, salt, and ancho chile powder (if using). Add the black-eyed peas, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeño to the bowl. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Taste and adjust the lemon juice, vinegar, and salt as needed. (Resist the urge to oversalt at this point, as the salad will get saltier as it sits.) Allow the salad to rest for 1 hour or so at room temperature before serving.